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Net Gain is looking after the North Sea

Net Gain is looking after the North Sea

Business rates - what you need to know about the changes
Business rates are based on a property’s potential rental value, taking into account rents paid by surrounding businesses. This is then multiplied by the property’s size and by an annually adjusted multiplier, writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming accountants. 15 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Second international breakfast meeting shows the way forward
European Boating Industry and boot Düsseldorf have held the second edition of the international breakfast meeting, marking the fifth year of their cooperation. 14 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Downsizing in style
For Western Australian couple Ben and Shamars Williams, downsizing has meant just that after they swapped their four bedroom, two bathroom house for a 24ft boat with around 10m2 of space. 02 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Record is broken by four days
Congratulations to Francis Joyon and his crew who have completed a record-breaking Jules Verne Trophy. 02 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
More records broken
And congratulations also go to British sailor Alex Thompson who finished the Vendée Globe solo round the world race onboard his boat HUGO BOSS despite breaking his starboard foil a few days in. 02 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Agency woes
Have you ever had a bad experience with an advertising or design agency? Robin Petherbridge of Creative Partners reveals some of the tricks of the trade gleaned from 25 years creating campaigns for the marine industry. 27 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
Brexit – the finale
In the final instalment of the three-part planning for Brexit special feature, Adam Bernstein considers how employers should handle related staffing issues while also outlining where firms can go for advice. 24 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
The person behind the face - Peta Stuart-Hunt
Interview by Alice Driscoll, founder, ADPR Ltd How I got into this industry….I left London for the South Coast and in 1984 joined WSA, a leading marketing and advertising agency specialising in the marine leisure market. I gradually developed the PR division over eight years. 24 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
Net loss of 1m boaters
Our industry has agreed to continue funding the Discover Boating campaign by extending the existing levy on engines, ribs and sailboats. 24 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
Autumn Statement for employers
Whilst the 2016 Autumn Statement may have been short on major announcements, it did confirm some key employment tax issues, most of which take effect from April 2017. 19 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
Titles
It seems the title a job gives has come to define all in our world. Back in the day I am sure we were just happy to have a job doing what we loved, with boat ‘things’. 03 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
Floating UFOs
UFOs are set become more common with a Kickstarter campaign starting for the latest brainwave to come from Italian automotive and yacht designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini. 22 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
A good buy?
A judge has ruled the USS Sequoia, dubbed America’s most famous boat, can be sold for nothing. 22 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Forced to retire
French sailor Thomas Ruyant has retired from the Vendee Globe round the world yacht race after hitting what he thinks was a submerged shipping container. 22 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Disconnection
Disconnection, it occurs when you stop getting involved. This is dangerous and we have to be careful this does not start to proliferate in our marine world. 19 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Phil breaks the record
Congratulations to Phil Sharp who has established a new World Speed Sailing Monohull Record. 15 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Are you due a refund on your marine fuel
You may be eligible to claim back the duty paid on your marine fuel. From business to business this VAT reclaim is not as commonly known about and implemented as you might expect, says Rebecca Phillips, director at Tribe Advisory and Accounting. 12 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
A recent article potentially bodes ill
While the first column of the New Year ought to be a chirpy it’s going to be fantastic a recent article in the Wall Street Journal potentially bodes ill for the recreational boating industry over here. 12 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Russell Currie – Fairline, PBTF
How I got into this industry…. I studied mechanical and production engineering at Plymouth University and saw an advert for a ‘Powerboat Test Engineer’ at Princess. Aged 23 and impressed by the great job title, I applied, got the job which turned out to be a serious job with enormous responsibilities. I thoroughly enjoyed my six years with a great British brand. 06 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Brexit, contracts and intellectual property
So now that we’re more than seven months past the referendum that decided that the UK is to leave the European Union, and in the midst of the lull before the storm, companies ought to be planning for their futures. In the second of a three-part feature, Adam Bernstein turns his attention to the next stage in the planning process – dealing with contracts and intellectual property. 06 Dec 2016 - Boating Business